Board of Directors


Segun Ige, Ph.D, Founder and President, is a multifaceted project leader
and innovator with proven record of managing large,complex technical
programs in multidisciplinary and cross-functional team environments.

These include superconductor magnets for a proton beam radiotherapy equipment
for treating cancer at Mevion Medical Systems and a ship propulsion motor for
the Office of Naval Research at American Superconductor.

He has a Doctorate and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, and
a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College of Science
and Technology, London, England.

He is an Associate of the City and Guilds Institute, London.
He and his family live in Massachusetts.



Adebisi Oladipupo, Sc.D, Director, is Vice President Enterprise and
Endowment Foundation at Norfolk State University, Norfolk,
Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
Physics from the University of Ife, Nigeria, and Master of
Science and Doctor of Science degrees in Material Engineering from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He and his family reside in Virginia.


Dayo Alao, Ph.D, Director, is an Associate Professor and Dean of theDSC_0051_half_cropped
Faculty of Education, Arts and Humanities at Babcock University,
Nigeria. He was formerly General Manager and Chairman, Presidential
Task Force, Daily Times of Nigeria, Plc. He has a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Philosophy and Comparative Religion, a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Mass Communication, a Master of Arts degree in
International Relations, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mass
Communication and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International
Relations. He and his family live in Lagos, Nigeria.


Racheal Bakare, MBA, Secretary, received Higher National Diploma
in Business Administration and Management from Ondo State
Polytechnic and a Master in Business Administration from Ladoke
Akintola Institute of Management (Chartered)(NIM). She and her
family reside in Lagos, Nigeria.



Member Volunteers

Hervé Picard, Leominster, MA – Hardware

Lorrie Luppold, Littleton, MA – Logistics

Ivan Dodic, Belgrade, Serbia – Senior Webmaster

Aderonke Irelewuyi, Ontario, Canada – Staff Writer

Lisa Chow, Nutley, NJ – Senior Writer

Marcel Whelan, Dublin, Ireland – Digital Advertising Specialist

Walter Franks, Madison, NJ – Graphic Artist

Jacques Kabinda, N’Sele, Democratic Republic of Congo  – Researcher and Writer

John Mburu, Thika, Kenya – Website Coordinator

Ogonna Kanu, Lagos, Nigeria – Volunteer-in-Africa Program Coordinator

Kara Evil, Evanston, IL – Writer

Michelle Lobo, Buffalo Grove, IL – Bookkeeper

Vusumuzi Mlibazi, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Tourism-in-Africa Program Coordinator

Kerri Allcott, St.Petersburg, FL – Volunteer-in-Africa Program

Tonda Patrick Nlooto, Durban, South Africa – Fundraiser

Joanne L. Manelli, Richmond, VA –  Writer and Editor

Matthew Byelich, Doylestown, PA – Probono attorney

Lita Vongsavanh, Lynn, MA – Senior Photo Editor

John Farrell, Brighton, MA – Writer

Lindsey Leigh, Simmons Island, GA – Illustrator

Eric Bushnell, Boston, MA –  Writer and Editor

Joanna Post, Quincy, MA –  Writer and Editor

Satwik Chinta, Auckland, New Zealand – Graphic Designer

Amos Kirigwi, Kiambu, Kenya –  Writer and Contributor

Kalli Animehia, Heraklion, Greece – Ambassador-at-large

Ann Fenton, Jerusalem, Israel – Ambassador-in-Africa Program Coordinator

Basma Abuothman, Towson, MD – Administrative Assistant

Chau Trinh, Richardson, TX  –  Social Media Manager

Chelsea Ochs, Charlton, MA – Documentation Clerk

Mononshila Deka, Birmingham, AL – Administrative Assistant

Miguel Alvarez, Bentonville, AR– Administrative Assistant

Tomáš Gajdičiar, Turzovka, Slovakia –  Video Editor

Nicole Findlay, San Francisco, CA –  Blog Writer

Charlene Mahaffey, Fullerton, CA – Grant Researcher

Giana Leone, Worcester, MA –  Videographer & Photo Editor

Joanna Karenzi, Boston, MA – Partner Organizations Program Coordinator

Michelle Beach, Kamuela, HI – Senior Grant Researcher & Writer

Aeraass Naeem, Lahore, Pakistan –  Blog Writer

Carole Gao, New Haven, CT – Partner Organizations Program Coordinator

Ashante Guillaume-Salvant, Orange, NJ – Blog Writer

Anu Bedi, Alpharetta, GA – Administrative Assistant

Devika Vadakkumpatt, Manchester, CT – Administrative Assistant

Kalpana Menon, Holden, MA – Administrative Assistant

Fred Bwanika, Masaka, Uganda – Public Relations Officer

Nada El Houri, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – Volunteers Coordinator

Luna Martin, Miami, FL  –  Social Media Editor

Tiffany Woodall, Blacksburg, VA  –  Social Media Editor

Matthew Roberts, Monrovia, Liberia – Administrative Assistant


Anike Foundation welcomes individuals or organizations who want to join our effort to develop education in Africa.

We need volunteers for various assignments. For a complete list of our open volunteer positions, please visit the following link: